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Wayne Twp. opens new fire station

Wayne Township officials dedicated a new fire station March 19 at 6306 Ohio 133. Fire Chief Dave Moulden said the new station was built for less than the $1 million estimate. Most of the money came from federal grants. FULL STORY, A2

CNE moves forward with timber

The Clermont Northeastern school board March 21 voted to move forward with plans to cut timber from 25 acres of woodland owned by the school district. The board authorized district officials to seek bids for the timber cutting. FULL STORY, A4

Softball previews

Clermont Northeastern will try to repeat its historic season of 2010. Milford and Goshen will each try to break through and improve on their secondplace league finishes from last year. FULL STORY, A5

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Stonelick gets new fire truck

By John Seney

Stonelick Township firefighters began responding to fires and emergencies this month in a new truck. Township Trustee John Hanley said the Sutphen truck was a demonstration model purchased for $210,000. “We have been saving for five years to buy it,” Hanley said. “We had the money.” The new truck replaces a 1983 model fire truck the township got rid of, he said. In addition, the department recently received a $42,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase new equipment. The township added a $3,000 match, which allowed the department to outfit the new truck with new gear, including the Jaws of Life. A new hose also was purchased for the truck. Fire Chief Matt Rose said the department has upgraded much of its equipment over the past 18 months. The Stonelick Township Firefighters Association recently donated $2,621 to the township to help buy new emergency medical supplies such as cots and


Firefighter Dave Knapke, left, presents a check for $2,621 from the Stonelick Township Firefighters Association to Stonelick Township Trustee John Hanley. The check helped pay for some emergency medical gear, shown in rear, purchased by the department. Assistant Chief Steve Downey is at right. chairs. The funds were raised through a fundraising campaign in 2010, said Dave Knapke, the association’s treasurer. “We have revamped the whole EMS side,” Rose said.

Hanley, who handles fire department operations for the township, said the trustees hope to purchase a new life squad truck in the next few years. “That’s the next big purchase we’re saving for,” he said.

Hanley said the township has been able to upgrade fire department operations by keeping a tight budget. “The township is in very good shape,” he said. “We have no major debt.”

Goshen schools receive funding hike By John Seney

Goshen school officials got some good news on state funding that will likely allow them to avoid any personnel cuts next year. Superintendent Charlene Thomas said she learned from state officials March 24 the district will receive a 5.8 percent increase in basic foundation funding for 2011-2012 and a 1.8 increase for 2012-2013. She said the foundation funding was based on a complicated formula that includes many factors. One of the factors is the number of economically disadvantaged children in the district, which may have benefited Goshen, she said. Before the news, district officials had been anticipating a 10 to 15 percent reduction in state funding. The school board March 21 authorized making $1.3 million in cuts next year, based on the anticipated loss in revenue. “This makes us just ecstatic,” Thomas said. “We’re not going to have to cut that deeply into the budget.”

Thomas Gray Some budget cuts may still be needed, based on lower revenues from federal stimulus funds and property taxes and increased expenses such as insurance premiums. “We’re still going to be doing some trimming, but not as deep as originally planned,” she said. Thomas said she will go back to the school board with the new figures at the next meeting Monday, April 11. The meeting will be 7 p.m. at Goshen High School, 6707 Goshen Road. Board member John Gray said the new figures probably will eliminate the need for any staff cuts. “As of right now, we’re not going to be making any personnel cuts,” he said. “With a few program changes, we should be able to balance the budget.”


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People fill the bay of the new Wayne Township fire station during the dedication ceremony March 19.

The new Wayne Township fire station at 6306 Ohio 133 was dedicated March 19.

Wayne Twp. opens new fire station million estimate. Most of the money came from federal grants. He said the station will serve as the headquarters and main fire station for the township.

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Serving veterans

UNION TWP. – Eastgate Mall will host displays of organizations that serve the military and their families as part of National County Government month. The event will be during regular mall hours Saturday, April 2, in center court. The theme this year is Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families. Groups like Whole In My Heart, Yellow Ribbon Center and The Thank You Foundation are a few of the organizations that will be on hand to share information about their work. The public is welcome.

Tea party meeting

MIAMI TWP. – Tea Party members will meet next at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Miami Township Civic Center, Trustee’s Room, 6101 Meijer Dr. The group believes in working toward limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets. Colleen Grady, school financial expert, former state board of education member and member of Strongsville board of education, will be at the meeting to discuss financial items and other school concerns. For more information, contact Paul Odioso at 300-4253 or email or Larry Heller at 575-0062 or email

Free exercise class

OWENSVILLE – The Clermont Family YMCA and Clermont County General Health District officials are co-sponsoring the Senior Safety Program’s free exercise class for Clermont County adults 65 years and older from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at the fairgrounds in the multi-purpose building. The focus of the exercise class is increasing balance and strength in older adults. Free exercise instructions and equipment will be given to registered participants for home use. The class will be taught by a certified exercise instructor and class size will be limited to 30 participants. For details or to register, call Denise Franer RN at 735-8421. Funding for the class was received from the Clermont Family YMCA, Clermont Mental Health & Recovery Board, and the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion & Risk Reduction, Injury Prevention Programs.

Summit postponed

CLERMONT COUNTY – A safe driving summit for Clermont County teens that was canceled in February because of snow will be rescheduled in September. Martha Enriquez, coordinator of the Clermont County Safe Communities Coalition, said that with spring breaks and testing schedules, it was decided to move the event to September. An exact date has not been set. The summit was intended to provide safe driving tips for teams of high school students from across Clermont County. The team members would then bring the information back to their schools and set up activities to educate their fellow classmates about the dangers of distracted driving and speeding.

NAMI class

CLERMONT COUNTY – NAMI Clermont County is offering a 10-week Peer-toPeer Class starting April 5. This class is for those diagnosed with a mental illness or brain disorder. This course provides participants with comprehensive information on mental illness. It also teaches strategies for personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills and self-care strategies. Classes are taught by trained mentors, or peer teachers, who are successfully managing their own conditions. The course: • Meets for two hours once a week 10 weeks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Child Focus, 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike. • Is offered free of charge. • Is taught by trained NAMI mentors who themselves have achieved a measure of recovery and success. • Follows a structured format in a relaxed and confidential setting. This course provides a full approach to recovery, including empowerment, family and peer support, relapse prevention, communication skills and general health. For more information and to register, call 528-5500 or visit

Genealogy meetings

CLERMONT COuNTY – The following is a list of upcoming programs sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. Each is free and open to the public. Additional information can be found at: www. ecgs/ or 723-3423. Programs are the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. • Saturday, April 2, at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132: “Technology and Genealogy.” Society members will discuss computer options including laptops, iPad and other tablets as well as other genealogy hardware and software. • Saturday, May 7, at the Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia. The program will be about Mt. Zion Cemetery and the presenter is Trisha Brush. • Saturday, June 4, at the Doris Wood Branch Library. The program is about the collection of the Blegen Archives & Rare Books Library at the University of Cincinnati. The speaker will be Janice Schulz, CRM, university records manager and archives specialist.

Quin-T club to meet

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Quin-T Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 7. The purpose of the Quin-T Club is to raise awareness of Democratic issues and increase involvement of local Democrats in Clermont County politics. The Club meets the first Thursday of the month at a member’s house to discuss the Party, candidates and involvement in campaigns. For information about meetings and locations or to be contacted to help work on a campaign or club project, call 553-2446 or 553-4766.

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Museum open

WILLIAMSBURG – The Clermont County Historical Society museum will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Harmony Hill, 299 S.Third St. in Williamsburg. The Clermont County Historical Society archives will be open for research of Clermont County history. The new Historic Clermont County book will be available for purchase. There is no admission charge.

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MJHS Builders Club helps community

By Mary Dannemiller

A new club at Milford Junior High School is teaching students the importance of helping others and getting involved in the community. The Builders Club, sponsored by the Milford Kiwanis Club, has about 40 members who have collected boxes of food for the troops in Iraq, delivered Halloween pumpkins to local nursing homes and donated food to local animal shelters since the school year began. “The students in Builders Club

learn leadership, teamwork, organization and compassion, which helps them develop a strong moral character,” said teacher and club adviser Matt Wisenhahn. “They learn to work together, as a group of caring individuals, to make a difference in their community.” June Izzy-Bailey, a Milford Kiwanis Club member and an adviser to the Builders Club, said she’s been impressed with the number of students who consistently attend meetings and she hopes they’re learning something. “What they’re going to learn most of all is the fact that it’s bet-

ter to give than to receive,” she said. “I think if they learn that early in life, it will build their character and increase the chances of them becoming leaders in the community.” Milford Junior High School Principal Kelli Ellison said she’s proud of the work both the students and the teachers have done in the community since the club started. “It truly makes me smile because they’re passionate about what they’re doing,” she said. “These are kids who might not be involved with athletics or another area and it gives them a venue to

show their support to the school and the community at large.” Reaching out to students when they’re in middle school is important to their development as people, Wisenhahn said. “Middle school years span the transition from childhood to young adulthood,” he said. “It is a crossroads in life. Young people need and want new challenges that direct their personal development toward the fulfillment of a happy and productive life. Builders Club provides a way to form sound personal values based on experiences in meaningful community service activities.”

In the future, the club plans to paint two teacher work rooms and decorate bulletin board in the school’s library. They’re also volunteering at the Haiti Million Meal Marathon at Kids Against Hunger in Milford. “The thing I enjoy most about working with the students in Builders Club is watching their smiles and sense of pride when they complete a project and help someone in their community,” Wisenhahn said. “It has been great to watch their confidence grow and their self-esteem improve over the last six months.”

Students to perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’ The Clermont Northeastern High School drama department is sponsoring a production of “Beauty and the Beast” at UC Clermont College’s Krueger Auditorium. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31; 7 p.m., Friday, April 1; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Tickets are $10 each. Ticket information can be found at or contact Susan Putnam at 6251211, ext. 439. The cast of more than 30 students has been rehearsing since early January for the musical version of the animated Disney movie, said CNE teacher Dee Thompson.

The musical version performed by CNE contains many additional show-stopping performances that are not in the movie, Thompson said. The show is directed by high school teacher and band director Chris Moore. Young princes and princesses attending the performances are encouraged to dress in their fanciest attire so they can participate in the “Royal Parade” that will go around the theater and on stage at intermission. Children also will have the opportunity to meet and have photos taken with the characters after each performance.

Author visits school

Susan Troutt, above, a Northern Kentucky author of children’s books, talks to second-grade students March 23 at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen Township. Her appearance was part of Right to Read Week at the school. Second-grader Kaylyn Berkebile, right, helps Troutt conduct a demonstration. JOHN SENEY/STAFF


People fill the room March 21 for the Clermont Northeastern school board meeting. The board accepted seven retirements, but postponed a decision of laying off any teachers.

Seven CNE retirements postpone layoff decision By John Seney

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First honors – Mikaila Wenker Second honors – Megan Downey, Jillian Foster, Megan Luiso, Emily Throckmorton and Morgan Voytek.

Ursuline Academy

The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2010-2011.


First honors – Jacquelyn Butcher and Laurel Romano.

Honors – Ana Aguilar, Monica Bockhorst, Gabriella Bugge, Erin Fannin, Sydney Folzenlogen, Paige Kebe, Brianna Lechner, Anna Levesque, Claire Matthews, Susan Morand, Lydia O’Connell, Layne Rumpke, Hannah Sagel, Megan Slack, Anna Speyer, Diana Tamborski, Jennifer Teeters, TessaLynn Wiedmann and Elizabeth Zappia.




First honors – Ellie Gillespie Second honors – Sarah Donovan and McKenzie Fagin.


First honors – Emma Breyer, Hayley Coleman and Jena Moeller. Second honors – Katherine Bell, Alexandria Brinkman, Jennifer Henderson and Katherine Rieger.

Honors – Amy Berg, Kathryn Berus, Shelby Breed, Michele Christy, Ashley Driscoll, Jessica Ewen, Violet Goodwin, M Graves, Ashley Gray, Emily Holmes, Sarah Jaun, Haley Johnson, Madeline Kennard, Anna Kremer, Kelly Marquardt, Katherine Masterson, Elise McConnell, Meghan O’Keefe, Lydia Osborne, AutumnGrace Peterson, Marjorie Rust, Lauren Shouse, Kathryn Wheeler and Cory Wiener.


First Honors – Bridget Clancy, Danielle Dailey, Anna Dewey, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Megan Fleming, Christine Jaun, Katie Korneffel, Lindsay Krammes, Kaitlyn Manley, Katrina Maricocchi, Josephine O’Connell, Christina Tefend and Karen Wernke. Second Honors – Jennifer Cone, Carley DePasquale, Madison DeWitt, Katharine Rolfes and Taylor Westerfield.


First Honors – Nichole Abla, Sarah Beall, Anna Callahan, Rachael Kenney, Christine Mauch, Caroline May, Amanda Miller, Megan Schnicke, Dana Sorter, Michelle Spotts, Mary Kathryn Strang, Kimberly Treiss, Stephanie Treiss, Nicole Vice, Erin Wallach, Kelly Wells and Adrien Winning. Second Honors – Mary Beringer, Jenna Kendle, Emily Manning and Ashley Sarama.

The Clermont Northeastern school board accepted seven retirements March 21, putting off until April the need to involuntarily lay off any teachers. Superintendent Neil Leist said there are five teachers who have been told they face a possible reduction in force (RIF) to cut expenses. However, if these teachers obtain one-year special certifications in other teaching areas, they can fill openings left by the retirements, eliminating the need for involuntary layoffs. Leist said it is possible no teachers will be laid off at the April 25 board meeting. That meeting will be 6 p.m. at the CNE Middle School, 2792 U.S. 50. The retirements accepted by

the board were from Kathy Taubert, an elementary school teacher; Zachary Ison, middle school teacher; Chris Davis, high school teacher; Pattie Reynolds, middle school teacher; Larry Welage, middle school teacher; Melonie Hardin, elementary school teacher; and Randy Griffin, custodian. In addition, the board accepted the voluntary resignation of varsity football coach Charlie Carpenter. Board Member Jayne Mummert said the retirements included quite a few valuable staff members. “On behalf of the board, I’d like to say thank you. You’ll be missed,” she said. CNE Treasurer Brian Switzer said other budget cuts still being considered include reducing some bus routes, restructuring the preschool program and the sale of assets.


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Women come up aces for area softball By Adam Turer

Clermont Northeastern will try to repeat its historic season of 2010. Milford and Goshen will each try to break through and improve on their second-place league finishes from last year. A new statewide rule moving the pitchers mound back three feet may help offenses, while challenging pitching aces. There is a lot at stake for the area’s three fast-pitch softball teams entering the 2011 season.


The Eagles are experienced this year and determined to challenge for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division championship. Last season, Milford finished tied for second in the FAVC Buckeye Division. Under the conference’s new alignment, the Eagles no longer have to contend with Harrison, but will have new challengers in Wilmington and defending Cardinal Division champion Kings. Milford will be one of the

most experienced teams in the league. The Eagles return seven starters, led by senior pitcher Sarah Alley. Senior infielders Kara Atwell and Brittany Norman joined Alley in earning first team All-FAVC honors following last season. Alley is on pace to break every Milford pitching record and a couple of hitting records by the end of this season. “Almost my entire roster has varsity experience and knows what it takes everyday to win,” head coach Christy Gregory said. “Sarah Alley is an amazing leader among her peers, and her work ethic is displayed on a daily basis.” The Eagles’ strengths will be their pitching and defense. If the hitting improves, Milford should be right there with the other top teams in the league at season’s end. “Our offense has greatly improved,” Gregory said. “I believe that is what held us back last season.” With so much veteran leadership, Gregory can focus on on-field execution, knowing her team has the intangibles it takes to succeed. The deep senior class came into the season focused, knowing this is their last year playing together. The Eagles are determined to send the seniors out on a high note. “I like the fact that this team had their goals set before even coming into tryouts,” Gregory said. “They are a tight-knit group that shares the same desires and are going to work hard every day to achieve their goals.”



Milford ace Sarah Alley fires the ball toward the plate April 1 of last year while pitching against Batavia. She’s the Eagles player to watch in 2011.

The Rockets return six starters from last season’s record-setting team. CNE won 24 games last year, setting the school record for most wins in a season. With an experienced roster of players who know how to win, the Rockets have expectations for 2011. “I think we have a chance to go as far as we did last year, if not farther,”

Other area teams on the diamond


McNicholas High School takes to the field in 2011 set on defending its Girls Greater Cincinnati League Gray Division championship from a season ago. Rockets head coach Tim Ross knows his squad has a tough road ahead playing in the GGCL, but he and his squad are ready to fight for the league title. On offense, senior Hannah Schoolfield should give McNick’s lineup a major boost after batting .316 with 23 RBI last spring. The squad’s other senior, Emily Hass, should also continue to give opposing pitchers a headache, after hitting .292 and swiping 19 bases last season. Other returning players, such as Haley Stultz, Jen Ruhe and Courtney Curran are also expected to contribute to the lineup. In the circle, the Rockets will rely on staff ace Abby Jones. Despite only being a sophomore, Jones proved herself to be one of the best pitchers in the conference last spring. She went 7-11 during the 2010 last year, but her record doesn’t tell the whole story. In 132.2 innings pitched last spring, Jones recorded a 1.95 ERA and fanned 135 batters. Both marks topped the statistical categories of the GGCL central. Other players expected to contribute include freshmen Danielle Piening, Carly Dugan, Carsen Gerome, Meaghan McGraw and Jen Foltz.


Clermont Northeastern ace Emily Anderson fires the ball toward the plate during a 2-1 victory for the Lady Rockets over Amelia last May. The sophomore is the key player for CNE this spring. head coach Bill Goldfuss said. Despite their experience and pedigree, the girls on this year’s team know that they will have to earn everything. “We can’t rest on what we did last year,” Goldfuss said. “We have to get out and go to work right away.” Sophomore pitcher Emily Anderson had a record-setting season of her own last year. She recorded 432 strikeouts, the second most in a single season in Ohio high school history. Her five perfect games were the third-most in a season in Ohio high school history. “We’ll go as far as our pitcher takes us,” Goldfuss said. “Our pitching and defense will be our strengths.” The Rockets beefed up their non-conference schedule for 2011. They will face local powers Mercy and

McAuley and will play in the Strike Out Cancer tournament in Tipp City and the Loveland Classic hosted by Loveland High School. “We wanted to go up north a little more to get recognition for some of our players and we wanted to prepare for the postseason against top-notch competition,” said Goldfuss. The Rockets open the season against Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference foe New Richmond. Goldfuss expects New Richmond and Amelia to challenge the Rockets for the SBAAC American Division title. “There are a lot of good teams in our league, which I think is highly underrated,” Goldfuss said. The Rockets start defending their conference and sectional titles at New Richmond on Wednesday, March 30.


Goshen pitcher Kaitlyn Tucker, a junior, will be one of the key players for Goshen this coming season. She was first-team all-league last year.


The Warriors field a young, but experienced team this year. Just one major contributor graduated from last season’s team, which finished second in the SBAAC American Division behind Clermont Northeastern. Senior Stephanie Smith and junior Kaitlyn Tucker earned first-team AllSBAAC honors following last season. They are joined by a group of freshmen who are expected to contribute right away. The team’s

strength should be its defense and pitching. The freshmen’s performance at the plate will go a long way to deciding the type of season the Warriors have this year. “We have some new freshmen who are really good hitters,” said Tucker, the team’s pitching ace. “We have really great fielding behind me and our defense will be our strength.” Entering her third varsity season, Tucker feels confident. She hopes that her experience gives her an edge, especially in league play. “I know most of my opponents, and I know how to pitch against them,” she said. The Warriors enter head coach Lisa Laudenberger’s second season with a new level of comfort in the coach’s system. Last season was a bit of an adjustment period for the Warriors, who still managed to finish 12-7 overall. The team has adjusted to their coach and the players have bonded together. “We have to have great chemistry and I feel like this year we have that,” Tucker said. “A lot of us have played together since we were 5 or 6 years old.”



The third-grade Milford instructional boys basketball team celebrates going undefeated during their regular season. Pictured are Gavin Bangert, Camden Wilking, Hunter Frank, Sean Lyons, Joey Gillium, Tyler Rawlins, Jack Kline, Max Ward, Luke Yoest and Clay Ruehrwein. Not pictured are coaches Greg Rawlins, Mike Bangert and Corey Ward.

Titans triumph

The fifth-grade boys Titans basketball team at St. Andrew - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School celebrate winning the 2011 CYO League Championship with a 10-0 record. From left are Ryan Devolve, Brandon Teter, Nick Rodrigo and Tyler Rinn. In back are coach Kevin Rinn, Jason Wanamaker, Eddie Weber, Drew Heuker, Aeden Grothaus, and assistant coaches Mark Lacey, and Ryan Rinn. Not pictured are coach Jim Wanamaker and assistant coach Jacob Heuker.

SIDELINES Sand volleyball leagues

Cincinnati Sand Volleyball Club is now accepting applications for spring, summer and fall sand volleyball leagues. The club offers leagues for adults, grade school, high school, college and company leagues in doubles, quad and six person teams. CSVC will open April 2 for open play. Adult leagues will begin April 27,

grade school and high school leagues will begin May 23 and college leagues will begin June 13. Individuals who don’t have a team can sign up as an individual to be placed on a team The park is also available for rental – a perfect place for a party. Visit the club’s new website at or Registration is available online along with more information. The club can also be reached at 831-4252 or

Basketball signups

The Spirit Warriors select basketball program for boys in grades seven to 11 is conducting tryouts in early to

mid-March, with play beginning in early April and ending June 2. The program is designed to help players get better and help them get exposure for potential college opportunities. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sharonville Recreation Center on Thornview Avenue.

Practice is once a week on Mondays for the older league, and Wednesdays for the younger league. Milford, Mason or Loveland are the likely practice sites. Cost to play in the Spring League is $285, which covers games, practices, jersey and more. Tournament play is also available, but players do not have to play tour-

naments to play in the league, and vice versa. About four or five tournaments are played in April and May that do not require an overnight stay. Tournaments cost about $35-$45 per player. Travel is required. Tournaments cost $60-$80 per player. For more information, call Creamer at 875-3859.



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March 30, 2011






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Consider joining annual spelling bee

Are Spelling Bees just for elementary age students? Not in Clermont and Brown counties. The Literacy Council is preparing for the 19th annual Spelling Bee. This fundraiser has supported the efforts of assisting adults in reading for 29 years. Are there challenges to a Spelling Bee? Yes, there are. The words range from easy to difficult. The word list is developed from Merriam-Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary and is delivered one month before the June 24 Spelling Bee. This is ample time to study words like: r-a-t-a-t-o-u-i-l-l-e or c-a-n-t-a-n-k-e-r-o-u-s. A team

consists of three members from a business and may have one alternate. Want to be part of a “friendly competition? In 2010, 15 teams Jimmi participated and McIntosh more are encouraged to sign up Community this year. year’s Press guest Last columnist winners were: • First-place team: The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties • Second-place team: St. Timo-


Next question

Should the United States rethink its nuclear power program and plans because if the situation in Japan? Why or why not? “If you mean by ‘rethink’ that U.S. energy policy should adapt and learn from the best available engineering and safety practices, then yes. If you mean panic, then no. As President Obama has pointed out, nuclear power is an essential part of our (and other countries’) energy future given the need to address global climate disruption. Our biggest problem is NIMBYism (not in my backyard) that precludes safe, secure storage of waste. We must be willing to store some of that waste in Ohio and share the burden, given that we all reap the benefits of abundant energy. And, we must not cut corners on safety and design costs, so that we minimize the chances of a Fukushima Daiichitype incident.” D.P. “The U.S. Department of Energy reports, the last reactor built was the ‘River Bend’ plant in Louisiana. Its construction began in March of 1977. The last plant to begin commercial operation is the ‘Watts Bar’ plant in Tennessee, which came online in 1996. “As America’s population grows so does our need for inexpensive energy. How will we recharge or electric cars? Japan is the world’s largest importer of LNG (liquefied natural gas) and coal and the third largest net importer of oil. “The earthquake operators of the Fukushima Dai complex told safety regulators they failed to inspect 33 pieces of equipment including a motor and backup generator for the No. 1 reactor. “The argument of nuclear power or not has many issues to consider. The United States should rethink its nuclear power plans in light of the situation in Japan. If we were victims of a quake like the one in Japan how would we react? “God bless the Japanese people. Please pray for them.”

Where are the worst potholes or roads in your community? What do you think of the way the U.S. has responded to the demonstrations in the Middle East, including Libya and Egypt? What should we have done differently? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. C.M. “Yes, I think the risk is far greater than the reward. While I don’t really like what burning coal does to the environment or the health risks to the coal miners it is still much safer than nuclear energy. “There are also hydro, solar and wind solutions that are not being used enough!” J.W. “Let us move ahead. Technology keeps changing and more precautions are being built into the plans. We need to get something going for energy instead of Washington just talking about it. “Where is the push for our abundance of natural gas? Why aren’t we drilling here? Oh no, let’s force car makers into electric car manufacturing so that China makes more money because they supply the batteries. “Why can’t we build the United States up through industry to be more self-sufficient?” C.A.S. “I think all of the security and safety precautions should be revisited. We should also take advantage of what they find through the investigations in Japan.” B.N. “No, I think with all the safety measures that have gone into planning before the plants are built that they are safe.” L.S.

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thy’s Episcopal Church • Third-place team: Locust Corner Community Church • Spirit Award: Chatfield College • Costume Award: Workforce One of Clermont County Materials, books and computer software are just a few of the expenses that are increasing to a point of financial exhaustion and the Literacy Council is a great investment. The proceeds from the Spelling Bee offset the Literacy Council’s mission. It takes a lot of courage to ask the Literacy Council to help you learn to read, and even the simplest of words may seem

The proceeds from the Spelling Bee offset the Literacy Council’s mission. It takes a lot of courage to ask the Literacy Council to help you learn to read, and even the simplest of words may seem impossible; but in the end, every student has a victory. impossible; but in the end, every student has a victory. I am proud to be part of the solution by helping adults learn to read and in turn help their children and/or grandchildren. Susan Vilardo and Joy Brown run the Literacy Council together, along with dedicated board members and many volunteers. They are devoted and constantly go

United Way helps with EITC initiative United Way of Greater Cincinnati is supporting families by helping them determine whether they can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), as well as receive free help preparing their tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that 20 percent of eligible taxpayers fail to claim the credit, which could put as much as $5,666 into the pockets of a family with three or more children, $5,036 for a family with two children, $3,050 for a family with one child, or up to $457 for a worker with no children. If you worked in 2010, you and your family may be eligible to claim the EITC. Eligible families earned between $48,362 (married filing jointly, with a family of more than three children) and $13,460 (single with no children). Receive help at Clermont County Community Services, 3003 Hospital Drive, Batavia, by appointment only, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 735-8807 This is just one of more than

30 free tax preparation sites in surrounding counties where United Way is teaming up with community partners. Each tax prep site offers trained Lucy Crane tax prep volunteers who will Community assist taxpayers Press guest in preparing their columnist tax forms and determining whether filers are eligible for the EITC. Those interested in the service should bring the following to their tax prep site: • Valid picture I.D. • Social Security cards for all individuals listed on the return. • A copy of last year’s tax return is helpful, but not required. • Form 8332 for non-custodial parent claiming child. • All income statements: Forms W-2, 1098, 1099, Social Security, Unemployment, or other benefits statements, self-employment records and any documents show-

ing taxes withheld. • Child/dependent care provider’s tax number, if applicable. • Student loan interest/college tuition expenses paid. • Proof of account at financial institution for direct debit or deposit (i.e. canceled/ voided check or bank statement). • Additional documentation to claim possible tax credits, such as first-time homebuyer credit. To learn if you’re eligible or to find opening dates and times for other sites, or for a list of partners, visit or call United Way 211 (dial 2-1-1). Lucy Crane is the EITC regional coordinator and United Way director, Community Impact.

Home business websites can be simplified If you’ve not built a website for your home business, you’re not alone. Many business owners feel trapped by the traditional website solution providers and end up doing nothing. There are many affordable website solutions for home business owners, regardless of your technical savvy and experience. Here’s an overview of the process to grow your home business on the Internet. You must register a domain name for your business. Dot com names are preferred, but are in short supply due to the proliferation of websites on the Internet. Register a domain name that includes the key words your primary customers use when seeking solutions to their problems. After registering your domain name, it’s time to identify your website solution. Website solutions come in a variety of flavors: 1. Built from scratch: Everyone knows someone (who knows someone) who does website development. When reaching out to friends during business startup, many business owners select this option for its convenience. I suggest this option as a last resort and only if you have proprietary or custom functionality that can justify the expense. 2. Open source template: Solutions like WordPress (, yes it’s a blog applica-

Rick Barron Community Press guest columnist

You must register a domain name for your business. Dot com names are preferred, but are in short supply due to the proliferation of websites on the Internet. Register a domain name that includes the key words your primary customers use when seeking solutions to their problems.

tion, but can be used effectively to create a website) and Joomla ( provide dynamic content management solutions that can be easily customized for your needs. You can purchase design templates that match your business theme or have one affordably created. 3. Hosting template: Most website hosting companies offer templates to create basic websites. They typically have plenty to choose from, but their ease of use varies. This is a great way to get started with a basic website providing details about you, your business and your products/services. Consider implementing this solution to begin building your web presence while pursuing one of the other website options. After selecting your website solution, you’ll know the requirements for its hosting. The hosting company provides storage space

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above and beyond the call of duty. If you would like to support these efforts, you can register a team or make a donation. Call the Literacy Council at 943-3741 for more information. Jimmi McIntosh co-chairs the annual Spelling Bee event. She also supervises the Adult Education programs at the Clermont County Educational Service Center.

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for your website files (and database, if required) and the Internet connection to them. Hosting companies provide solutions based on the technology used to provide their service (e.g. Linux or Windows) and offer additional services to provide email, shopping cart and other ecommerce functions. Choose a host that allows you to grow as your business grows without expensive upgrade or setup fees. The creation of a website solution for your home business does not have to break the bank or lock you in technology jail. Your web presence should grow with your business and a website tells your customers that you’re serious about serving their needs. Rick Barron is the associate director of the Society of Home Business Owners, 1250 W. Ohio Pike, Suite 201, Amelia. He can be reached at 513-201-7891.



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Karen Scherra, Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board director, and Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, perform March 11 at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza.

Uecker, Delaney top dancers in ‘stars’ event State Rep. Joe Uecker and his dance partner, UC Clermont Development Director Meredith Delaney, won the mirror ball trophy as top dancers March 11 at the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Second Annual Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza. Ten dance couples competed in the event at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. Members of the audience voted for their favorite dancers. The event raised money for CCDD.

Clermont County Prosecutor Don White and his wife, Bonnie White, show their dance moves at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza.

Julie Graybill, Clermont Chamber of Commerce director of communications and development, and Dan Ottke, CCDD adult services director, compete at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza.

State Rep. Joe Uecker and dance partner Meredith Delaney, UC Clermont Development Director, show off their winning moves at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza. They won the mirror ball trophy for the top performance.

CCDD volunteer Carl Woodrow and his granddaughter, Kathryn Lachat, take to the dance floor.

Williamsburg schools Superintendent Jeff Weir and his wife, Kelly Weir, take to the dance floor at the Dancing with the Stars CNE Superintendent Neil Leist and his wife, Candy Leist, show their dance moves March 11 at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza. Extravaganza.

Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo dressed up as a cowboy to compete in the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza March 11. His partner was his sister, Susan Vilardo, executive director of The Literacy Council of Clermont/Brown Counties.


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Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Network of weight-loss support programs. $26 annually, first meeting free. Presented by TOPS. 843-4220. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 13 and up. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 7-9:30 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive, $10. Presented by Clermont Northeastern High School. 685-1396; Batavia.

Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St., Includes fish, shrimp, crab cakes, tuna melt, cheese pizza, sides, soup, salad and desserts. Carryout available. $4$9. Presented by Holy Trinity-Batavia. 7322024; Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Fish or shrimp platters, fish sandwich, French fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, desserts and drinks. Other menu items available. Carryout available. Benefits Veterans in hospitals and nursing homes. $6.75 platters. 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken fingers, French fries, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, Saratoga chips, coleslaw, cottage cheese and apple sauce. Carryout available. Family friendly. $6. 8319876. Milford. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Grilled salmon, shrimp and fish dinners, fish sandwich, pizza, sides and beverages. Drivethrough available. $1-$12. 683-0105; Loveland. Goshen United Methodist Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road, Includes fish, chicken, shrimp, macaroni and cheese or French fries, cole slaw and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits United Methodist Men’s church projects. $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; Goshen.

Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289 Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Ave., Fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert, hush puppies and coffee. Carryout available. 732-9035. Batavia.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 7-9:30 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, $10. 685-1396; Batavia.


Virtual Insight, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Original, audience-interactive, dinner theater murder mystery. Includes buffet-style dinner. Doors open 7 p.m. $20. Presented by Performing Live on the Town. Through April 2. 623-3589; Union Township.


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Board Game Day, 2-4 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Scrabble and variety of board games. All ages welcome. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619; Bethel.

Lenten Series: You will be Transformed, 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., With Steve Ray, internationally renowned Catholic author, producer and speaker. Stations of the Cross 7 p.m. Free. Through April 8. 388-4099; Anderson Township.

F R I D A Y, A P R I L 1 Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


EDUCATION St. Veronica Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Includes fries and baked fish and shrimp platters, fish sandwiches, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, sides and more. Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. $7.50 platters, $4.50 sandwich. 528-1622. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Dinners include fried cod or shrimp, or baked salmon or tilapia, or cheese pizza. Sides and drinks available. Carryout available. $9, $4 children. 575-0119. Milford.

Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved adult remedial driving program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; Batavia.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. Bells of the World, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Collection of bells from around the world by Marilyn Grismere, bell collector since 2004. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, $10. 6851396; Batavia.


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Country Buffet Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, All-you-can-eat buffet includes coffee and juice. $7. Through April 10. 831-9876. Milford.

Be part of the science adventure, “Tornado Alley,” the new OMNIMAX film at the Cincinnati Museum Center, with Sean Casey, star of Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers.” Witness the beginnings of a tornado and travel with a scientific team in the film. For show times and information, call 513-287-7000 or visit

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Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create dynamic workout system. Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.


Hedgeapple Trail Hike, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Naturalistled hike. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches each week. Participants need size H or larger crochet hook. Ages 13 and up. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Wii Game Night, 7-8 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Ages 11-18. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221. Goshen.


Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Free. 248-2999. Milford. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 5


Poetry Workshop for Women, 7-9 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, For women interested in writing as a spiritual and creative practice. Includes instruction in the art and craft of poetry, writing time and opportunities for participants to share what they have written. Poetry craft sessions held on alternate Tuesdays to provide opportunities for constructive feedback. $175 weekly with craft session. Registration required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Story Time, 11 a.m.-noon, Owensville Branch Library, 2548 U.S. 50, Stories, crafts and hands-on activities. Ages 6 and under. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-6084. Owensville.

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WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.


Teen Book Club, 3-4:30 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare. Includes snacks. Ages 13-18. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619; Bethel.


Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. Baby Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Stories and music. Ages birth to 18 months. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

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Clermont Northeastern High School will present their production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. March 31-April 2 and at 2 p.m. April 2 at Krueger Auditorium at UC Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. Cost to attend is $10. For more information, call 685-1396 or visit From left, Kat Arthur will portray “Mrs. Potts,” Shelby Moore will play “Babette” and Autumn Kenser will play “Madame de la Grande Bouche.”

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March 30, 2011



Dear body of mine, are you my friend or are you my foe? Gradually we begin to meet tired legs and shorte n e d breath at the top of the stairs; Father Lou h a m Guntzelman strings and that Perspectives skin lose elasticity; aches and cramps after minimal exertion; heartburn; difficulty in sleeping and a stomach that insists on preceding us wherever we go. Middle age and after is when we work out thinking in another couple months we’ll be back to normal. But the old normal has forgotten where we live. A new normal winks at us in the mirror. Ever notice how we experience a low-level of irritation when little injuries occur and seem to hang on and on. “It’s not the pain,” we say, “it’s the inconven-

ience.” Wrong! It’s not just the inconvenience or the pain. It’s our too obvious aging, our mortality, our turncoat body that irritates us. Betrayal by a friend. Now it seems our bodies shout an assessment for all to hear. “This person is not worth as much as before because their body is losing it.” People begin to send us funny birthday cards about going downhill, being impotent, wrinkled and irrelevant. But wait! If a human person in composed of more than a mere physical component to their being; if the purpose of living is the development of inner characteristics; if spiritual qualities like love count more than lust, wisdom more than strength, and compassion more than skin tone – then perhaps our bodies remain more of a friend than we realize. In a sense, our bodies

Is an extended service warranty worth it? During this recession many people are buying used rather than new cars as a way to save money. Often, they’ll buy an extended service warranty to try to cover any problems that arise. But, what happens if the warranty company won’t pay for needed repairs? I’ve received several complaints about this over the years from people like Marybeth Camp of Eastgate. She said everything was great with the used car she bought in 2008 – until last December when the vehicle started sounding funny and then would not start. “Originally, we were quoted about $5,400 to fix the problem. They were working with our warranty service contract folks for inspections and various things to get the claim approved and get it done,” said Camp. The warranty company raised questions with the repair shop about the cause of the problem. “Come to find out their original diagnosis was wrong. Now they believe it was an oil pump failure

which caused so much damage to the engine. It requires a total engine replacement,” said Camp. Unfortunately, the warranty company still disagrees with the repair shop about the cause of the problem. “From what they know, and the facts they have, the problem was caused due to lack of lubrication and maintenance – and they have denied my claim,” Camp said. Camp said her oil change records show she’s done nothing wrong when it comes to maintaining the car. Yet, while the repair shop and the warranty company keep arguing, Camp is paying the price. She’s been without use of her car for three months while it sits at the repair shop with the engine removed. Camp is still paying a loan on the car even though she can’t use it. She said she really needs something to drive. “I haven’t done anything wrong, I did all the maintenance and the way I was supposed to. Now I’m stuck with a $10,000 plus bill to get my car repaired,” she

said. I don’t Howard Ain k n o w who’s right Hey Howard! concerning the cause of the engine problem, but Camp said the warranty company never sent her a letter denying her claim. So, I checked and found the warranty is backed by a licensed, regulated insurance company out of St. Louis. I had Camp file a complaint with the insurance company and, after checking, the insurance company approved her claim and said it will now pay to replace her engine. Bottom like, before you buy an extended warranty you need to make sure it’s backed by a licensed, regulated insurance company. The key here is the insurance company has to answer to state regulators – while the warranty company has to answer to no one. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRCTV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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slowly turn us around to look inside for our value rather than outside. Our changing bodies gradually erode pretenses, pride, and illusions. They reveal what we’re really made of. Our slackening bodies level the playing field between all of us and measure us by the same standards of inner character compassion, integrity and love. We come to realize that we are a mystery larger than the confines of our body. Not only are we responsible for raising our children, we are also responsible for raising ourselves – especially in the second half of life. The long-term neglect of the growth of self, and a

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Don’t pass up pasta when looking for healthy meal Everybody has a story. And today’s “Guru in our Backyard,” Amy Nichols, has an inspiring one. Amy, a Withamsville reader, is a fitness instructor at the gym where I go with Maggie, my daughter-inlaw Jess’ mom. Back in January, Maggie cajoled me into going – I have never been a “gym” person, figuring I get enough exercise hoeing the garden, splitting wood, or

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gie performs splendidly. (Maggie is my personal cheerleader). Between Maggie and Amy, I enjoy the workouts. Amy’s always encouraging, but doesn’t make me feel weird about it. I was curious as to how she landed in the fitness field. Amy grew up in Connecticut in an Italian family. “My grandmother, Anna Trombetto, lives in Connecticut and is a fabulous cook. She inspired my love of cooking. In an Italian family, food equals love,” she said. Amy earned a degree in baking and pastry arts from Johnson & Wales and lived in the South working at an inn and on a plantation. Her husband’s job brought them to Cincinnati. Now comes the inspiring part. Amy told me “after starting a family and having been diagnosed with lupus at 22, I found it increasingly difficult to continue in the culinary industry.” After daughter Sophia’s birth (she’s now 7) Amy

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Sophia’s pasta

Red, yellow and orange bell peppers, roasted in the oven until skins are blackened 2 tablespoons olive oil 10 oz. baby spinach 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 ⁄4 cup dry white wine 2 cups chicken broth 1 lb. bow-tie pasta 1 ⁄4 cup fresh chopped basil 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin) 1 ⁄4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Peel and seed roasted peppers and cut into julienne strips. In a large sauté pan over high heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add spinach, 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Sauté spinach until soft, two to three minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add rest of garlic, peppers, wine, broth and rest of salt. Simmer until sauce begins to thicken, eight to 10 minutes. Meanwhile cook pasta until tender to bite. Stir basil, spinach and extra virgin olive oil into the roasted pepper sauce. Toss pasta and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. Serves six. For more awesome health tips from Amy, check out my online column at Just do a search for “Heikenfeld.”

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Withamsville reader Amy Nichols and her daughter, Sophia, show off a plate of their favorite pasta dish.

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For Mrs. Johnson, who wanted to know how to make it more flavorful. “Just cooking it in water doesn’t do it,” she said.

2 cups broth 1 teaspoon garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup couscous, whole wheat if you can find it Garnish: Shredded Parmesan or feta, chopped tomatoes, green onions Bring broth and garlic to a boil. Stir in couscous. Turn off heat, cover and let stand five minutes. Fluff with fork and garnish to taste.

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If I have leftover greens, I’ll shred them up and add them to the couscous after it’s cooked. They wilt nicely. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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RELIGION Milford Miami Ministries

Thanks to a recent increase in food donations from member churches, local schools, businesses and the community at large, Milford Miami Ministry will allow those in need from Milford and Miami Township to apply for food assistance once every 30 days. This allows for more frequent visits to the food pantry than the previous once every 60 days. MMM is a faithbased charity, directed by a board of representatives from 16 area churches. Hours of operation are Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The food pantry offers a variety of non-perishable food items, as well as milk, eggs, meat and bakery items. For questions concerning eligibility for assistance, or if you would like to contribute visit during normal hours of operation or use the contacts below. Milford Miami Ministries food pantry and office are located in the lower level of Milford Christian Church, 844 Ohio 131, Milford;, 513-2481114.

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Milford student to be honored by YMCA Milford High School student Quinn Cartheuser is being honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati as one of 40 YMCA Character Award recipients. The YMCA Character Awards celebrate young people who exemplify the Y’s core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. Cartheuser is a member of the National Honor Society, involved in theatre and is drum major for the marching band at Milford. He has worked as a lifeguard at YMCA Camp Ernst where he has demonstrated leadership and responsibility. He will achieve the Boy Scouts highest rank as an Eagle Scout in June. He vol-

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WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.


4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Christmas Eve Services 5, 8, & 11:00 p.m. Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525 •


CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided


Welcomes You

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am


Bethel Nazarene Church

MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201


Pleasant View Drive in Milford, at the corner of Ohio 131 and Pleasant View Drive;; 831-9100.

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176


Christ Presbyterian Church

Members of Christ Presbyterian Church at 5657 Pleasant View Drive in Miami Township invite community children to an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the church. Activities will include: Cookie decorating, rub on tattooing, crafts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. This is a free event. In 1495 in Milan, Leonardo DaVinci painted his interpretation of “The Last Supper.” The painting was inspired by the description of that event in the book of John. A tableau of DaVinci’s masterpiece will be presented by Christ Presbyterian Church in Milford. Members of the congregation will portray the 12 apostles as they react to the announcement that one of them will betray Jesus. The Apostles take their place at the table at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The annual Rummage Sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the church. A great variety of clothes for all ages and all sizes along with household items including linens and curtains will be offered. Whether you are shopping for some jewelry, books, a pair of shoes or a set of glasses, you’ll find a wide variety of “treasures” at a great price. For directions or more information, call 831-9100. Christ Presbyterian Church is at 5657

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

9:30am Sunday School 10:30am Worship/Children’s Church Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”






March 30, 2011






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Make your own orange marmalade Howdy folks, One morning last week for breakfast we had grapefruit, hot biscuits, homemade butter and orange marmalade. The marmalade Ruth Ann made. When we got up, Ruth Ann said how does this sound for breakfast. Well, I said I think I will stay and eat. How good! See the recipe later in this column. Last Saturday the Grange at Mowrystown had their card party with a good crowd. It was a wonderful evening seeing folks we don’t see often. Last Friday the Grange at Nicholsville was good with plans made for the Grassy Run event April 29, April 30 and May 1. This is always a good time. The Monroe Grange serves food and beverages at this event. This is hard work, but enjoyable. We get to see folks from different states and get some history of early times. The other day as Ruth

Ann and I were coming home from Bethel, we decided to stop and see our great granddaughGeorge ter who was Rooks visiting with Ole her grandDebFisherman parents bie and Bob. She has sure done some growing. The last time we had seen her, her mom, Jennifer and dad, Jason had taken her for her checkup. She wasn’t very happy. The doctor had given her a couple shots. I remember when our first baby got her shots. Boy, I was bent out of shape. I know these little ones have to have these shots, but I didn’t like for my baby to have the needles put in their little bodies. Have you seen the big flocks of wild turkey? A couple weeks ago on the way to Batavia, we saw a

flock of wild turkeys that was probably over 50 birds. On the way up to the White Oak Grange last Saturday, we saw in two different places, folks were taking pictures of the wild turkeys. One was at De La Palma, there was a big flock. The other place was on Ohio 32 in a bean field close to the new hospital west of Mt. Orab. The turkey population is sure getting big along with the deer population. Last Monday Ruth Ann and I cleaned two big tractor tires and planted spinach in them. We built two more raised beds, one for carrots and one for green onions. We got onion sets at the Grant green house and planted the new bed. We have another small bed planted in onions. They are starting to grow. We got blueberry plants to start raising blueberries. Ruth Ann makes pies using blueberries and we like to eat the berries. They need an acidy soil.

When we plant these beds of spinach, we cover them with a plastic fence to keep the cats from using them for a bathroom. I know they need some place to go but not in our garden! When we were at the Grants Greenhouse and Farm, they have so many items for folks to buy – tomato plants, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, onion sets, white, red and yellow; seed taters, snow peas, and much more. Different kinds of fruit trees, strawberry plants, all kinds of flowers, so mark your calendar for their open house April 16 and April 17. As a reminder, the U.S. Grant Vocational School will be having their community appreciation dinner April 16 from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. You don’t want to miss this fantastic meal. The Forcee brothers, students and facility do a super job. This is a wonderful school and a great asset to the communi-

ty. It is a great place for students to get their training for their life’s work. On April 16 from 7:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. is the last Bethel Lions Club Pancake breakfast for this season. So come out and have breakfast, go to Grants Farm to get your plants and seeds and then go to the vocational school for supper. Wow, what a day! The Monroe Grange will have an open house on Saturday, April 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Nicholsville. At 7 p.m. will be the monthly card party, so come and learn about the Grange and what a great community organization it is. Now Ruth Ann will put a receipt for Orange Marmalade. She made some a couple of weeks ago and it is sure good. You can’t beat homemade food. Orange Marmalade: I purchased Kroger Can-Jel fruit pectin, so the recipe is in the instructions, but here

it is. 4 oranges and 2 lemons, remove the rinds in quarters, shave off and discard most of the white pith. Slice remaining rind finely with scissors or sharp knife. Add 2-1/2 cups water and 1/8 teaspoon baking soda. Simmer covered for 20 minutes, stir occasionally. Chop fruit finely, (we didn’t do this, we just made the juice) add to rind and simmer another 10 minutes. Using 4 cups of orange juice add the pectin, bring to a rolling boil. Add 6-1/2 cups sugar, the fruit mixture. Bring to rolling boil again and boil two minutes. Ladle into jars mixing the fruit peels throughout the jar and seal. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

Milford died March 17. Survived by children, Ricky (Margaret) Angel, Robert Kaltenbach, Chris Kaltenbach, Kathleen (Vic) Esquibel, Pamela (Adam) Christie and Kimberly (Jim) Ballinger; and grandchildren, Kristina Esquibel, James and Jason Angel, Hannah, Emily and Kaylin Kaltenbach, Timothy and Heather Christie, David and Andy Ballinger and Zachary, Abigail, Caleb and Emma Kaltenbach. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara Ann Marsh Kaltenbach; and brother, Ron Kaltenbach. Services were March 21 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati East, 7691 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

ous great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; sister, Ada; and brother, Corbin Collins. Preceded in death by husband, Chandler T. Mullikin; son, Rickey W. Mullikin; mother, Cindy Madden; and father, Johnny Collins. Services were March 21 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

DEATHS Mary Cope

Mary Cope, 68, of Miami Township died March 18. Survived by son, Arthur Dwayne (Michele) Cope; sisters, Glenda Stewart and Sarah Cain; grandchildren, Ryan Bunch, Brandon Cope Bunch, Lauren Cope and Will Cope; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Pearl and Edna (nee Bundy) Roberts; and husband, Arthur Clay Cope. Services were March 22 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

Paul A. Foust

Paul A. Foust, 87, of Milford died March 21. Survived by wife, Dorothy L. Foust; daughters, Linda (Bob) Layton and Judy (John) Reinert; sister, Thelma Roll; grandson, Todd Ewers; and great-grandson, Tate. Preceded in death by father, Henry Foust; and mother, Anna Wieland. Services were March 24 at St. Margaret of Cortona Church. Memorials to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549; or, the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Helen Jean Graham

Helen Jean Graham, 81, of Stonelick Township died March 23. Survived by daughters, Donna Fry and Joan Earles; sons, Robert and David Winkelman; stepdaughters, Sharon Khan and Linda

Adams; 17 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and sister, Margaret Adkins. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Graham; and brother, Robert Lay. Services were March 28 at Plainview Cemetery. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Samuel Lewis Hughes Sr.

Samuel Lewis Hughes Sr., 56, of Milford died March 21. Survived by wife, Nellie Robinson Hughes; children, Samuel Jr., Keith and Derik Hughes; seven grandchildren; and siblings, Walter and Ronald Hughes and Vonnie King. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Douglas R. Ingle

Douglas R. Ingle, 47, of Miami

Township died March 17. Survived by wife, Deanna Morris Ingle; children, Tyler Matthew Ingle and Zachary Ryan Ingle; parents, William and Alta Ingle; siblings, Rhonda (Bill) McConnell, Jeff (Lisa) Ingle and Angela (Marc) Snay; mother-in-law, Marilyn Morris; and siblings-in-law, Pamela (Gene) Jenkins, Barry (Lori) Morris, Colleen Morris, Lee J. Morris and Darren (Nicole) Morris. Preceded in death by son, Tanner Isaac Ingle; and father-in-law, George Morris. Services were March 21 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Make a Wish Foundation, 10260 Alliance Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45242; or, Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Robert Galen Kaltenbach

Robert Galen Kaltenbach, 81, of

Alice Faye Mullikin

Alice Faye Mullikin, 85, of Milford died March 19. Survived by son, James (Joyce) Mullikin; stepdaughter, Patricia (Don) Meece; four grandchildren; numer-

Charlene E. York

Charlene E. (nee Blasky) York, 86, of Norwood died March 12. Survived by children, Linda Brown, Andrea (Rob) Hitchcock and Yvonne (Tomas) Raya; siblings, Aaron and Harold Blasky, Doris Jackson and Mary Dalton; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children, Charles and Frances York; and siblings, Charles, Clinton, John Jr. and Max Blasky and JoAnn Jackson. A memorial service will be held April 2 at The Bridge, 203 Mill St., Milford.


Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, March 9. Patricia Manes, 50, 5801 Trenton Court No. 1, drug abuse, March 9. James Leggett, 43, 1408 Country Lake, drug abuse, March 9. Daniel Manes, 19, 11126 Timbercreek, drug possession, March 9. Thomas Brownfield, 44, 6714 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, March 9. Mark A. Brownfield, 42, no address given, drug paraphernalia, March 9. Christian G. Dixie, 19, 944 Klondyke, attempted burglary, falsification, warrant, March 9. Marcus A. Schmidt, 21, 5391 Hutchinson Newtonsville Road, keg law, persistent disorderly con-

duct, March 11. Jessica J. Caudill, 20, homeless, underage consumption, March 11. Jackson A. Casto, 18, 203 Bradford Drive, alcohol possession, March 12. Juvenile, 17, alcohol possession, March 12. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, March 11. Shawn Christerson, 43, 1173 Valley Forge, drug paraphernalia, March 13. Richard A. Banks, 32, 5876 Deerfield, disorderly, driving under influence, March 13.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary

Male was assaulted and wallet, etc. taken; $5,200 cash at 1050 Bobby Court, March 9.

Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened at 5700

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Greimann Lane, March 9. Female was threatened at 5607 Trenton Court, March 13.

Breaking and entering

Radiators, etc. taken at 6125 Perry St., March 11.


A coat, jewelry, TV, etc. taken; $1,355 at 5950 Castlewood, March 14.

Criminal damage

Lock damaged on vehicle at 969 Ohio 28 No. 1, March 8. Mailbox post damaged at 5823 Meadowview, March 12. Rock thrown through window of Children’s Villa at Ohio 131, March 15. Eggs thrown at vehicle and building at 5805 Lockwood Commons, March 9.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 937 Klondyke Road, March 9. Trespassing in residence at 6243 Davon Court, March 11.

Disorderly conduct

Female student punched another at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, March 11.

Domestic violence

At Bramblewood, March 9.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1521 Woodstrail, March 9.

Impersonating an police officer

Female reported offense at 678 Jan-

nie Lane, March 8.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated credit card used with no authorization; $1,800 loss at 5388 Country Lane, March 11.


Signs and posts taken; $332 at 1575 Apgar Road, March 9. I-Pod, purse, etc. taken from vehicle at 1408 Ohio 131, March 10. Merchandise taken from Hallmark; $15 at Ohio 28, March 12. Items taken from inside building of Duke Energy at 1099 Ohio 28, March 11. Credit card taken/use; $542 loss at 1121 Black Horse Run, March 11. Waffle maker, etc. taken; $160 at 5867 Whitegate Court, March 12. Engine block and transmission taken from After Warranty Service; $600 at Ohio 28, March 12.



Teron T. Campbell, 18, 5 Brooklyn Lane, display of license plate, March 18. Lora J. Cole, 28, 6051 Ohio 22 & 3, contempt of court, March 20. Teddy D. Collins II, 41, 5 Crestview Drive, driving under influence, driving under suspension, March 16. Patrick Donovan, 45, 1812 Garrard St., recited, March 14. Shannon L. Doyle, 37, 5613 Happy Hollow, cited, March 17.

Travis D. Gentry, 23, 1568 Stewart Harbough Road, recited, March 17. Tommy Hughett Jr., 39, 1053 Main St., recited, March 14. Lisa M. Keck, 26, 1931 Oakbrook, recited, March 14. Kayla M. Kemen, 22, 4652 Buckskin Trail, warrant, March 16. Kevin J. Lawler, 18, 6627 Saddlebrook, resisting arrest, underage consumption, criminal simulation, obstructing official business, March 20. Ernest S. Lawrence, 18, 179 Brushwood Drive, driving under influence, underage consumption, criminal simulation, March 20. Christian Mann, 20, 724 Mohican Drive, recited, March 18. Heather M. Pollitt, 37, 371 W. Main St., theft, March 18. Randy K. Pursell Jr., 26, 2560 Presley Lane, unworthy road vehicle, driving under influence, obstructing official business, March 19. Shandra D. Rexford, 26, 2046 Oakbrook Place, recited, March 19. Stephanie Shadoan, 20, 2108 Oakbrook Place, child endangering, March 14. Teresa Slone, 51, 927 Mohawk Trail, recited, March 19. David A. Theaderman, 44, 896 Mohawk Trail, recited, March 14. Ronald Willis Jr., 33, 1472 Rachel Ave., contempt of court, March 20.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Subject was robbed at gun point at 900 Mohawk Trail, March 15.

Breaking and entering

WII game and controllers taken at 1931 Oakbrook, March 20.

Criminal mischief

Property damaged at 75 Rivers Edge, March 17.


Reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, March 15. Bike taken at 10 Susan Circle No. 2, March 15. Money taken from room; $300 at 11 Potowatomie, March 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, March 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $15 at 100 Chamber Drive, March 17. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $36.26 at 824 Main St., March 18. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, March 18. Vehicle broken into at Milford Bike Trail entrance, March 20. Gasoline not paid for at 702 Main St., March 20.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Daniel Blanchard, 43, 6411 Snider Road, marijuana possession.




Just Decks & Basements, Loveland, addition, 7189 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Goshen Township, $21,000. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 6023 Marsh Circle, Goshen Township, $74,000. Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 204 Bryant Lane, Jackson Township, $127,350. Martin Tranum, Milford, addition,

5889 Thorny Ridge, Miami Township, $50,000. John Hill Construction, Loveland, addition, 6620 Saddlebrook Court, Miami Township, $19,500. Nelson Comfort, Cincinnati, alter, 5781 Crestview, Miami Township. Hader Roofing & Furnace, Cheviot, HVAC, 6614 W. Knollwood, Miami Township. Aquarian Pools, Loveland, pool, 6569

Trailwoods, Miami Township. Hal Homes Inc., Cincinnati, new, 6508 Willows Bend, Miami Township, $275,000. Daniel Delisle, Batavia, HVAC, 2455 Graves Road, Stonelick Township. Hunley Bobcat Service, Mt. Orab, demolition, 5812 Belfast Owensville, Stonelick Township; demolition, 5061 Peterson Road.


MBL Hauling, Milford, alter, 6067 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Miami Township. Mark Walker, Cincinnati, site development, 732 Middleton Way, Miami Township. ER Plumbing Co., Batavia, miscellaneous work, 227 W. Main St., Owensville Village.


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